Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, kamuro Wakagi and Wakaba (Matsubaya uchi Somenosuke, Wakagi, Wakaba), from the series Supreme Beauties of the Present Day (Tôji zensei bijin-zoroe)

「当時全盛美人揃 松葉屋内 染之助 わか木 わか葉」

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #229.4.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6404

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection